Program Details

There is no experience required to enjoy a summer spent sailing through the Caribbean. Travel to lush green islands and through brilliant blue waves on a yacht with like minded mates as you all learn to sail and handle life at sea.
Location:
Gustavia, Saint Barthlemy; Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis; Marigot, Saint Martin
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

There is no experience required to enjoy a summer spent sailing through the Caribbean. Travel to lush green islands and through brilliant blue waves on a yacht with like minded mates as you all learn to sail and handle life at sea. Get familiar with your vessel as you practice knot tying, tacking and jibing before raising the sail and setting off on this adventure. Spend your days learning how to navigate and make preparations for a sea voyage. Spend your afternoons wakeboarding and discovering what lies underneath the waves as you snorkel with sea turtles and playful dolphins.

 

Go ashore on the Leeward Islands to hike to the top of an uninhabited island. Relax on white sand beaches and explore laid back, Caribbean coastal towns, searching for the perfect souvenir to bring home that will remind you of your time in the sun. Along the course from island to island, earn multiple sailing certifications with your new skills, discover your sea legs and passion for sailing in these welcoming waves while giving back to the communities that inspire you along the way. Get hands on as you participate in a beach clean up before sailing off into the setting sun, eagerly awaiting tomorrow's adventure.

Setting Description:
The Leeward Islands we among the first to be discovered by traveling Europeans. Follow their paths and discover for yourself what it is that draws people to the islands of St. Barts, St. Kitts and Statia, among others. Explore tropical forests and ancient volcanoes before taking it easy on a black sand beach, perhaps going for a quick snorkel to get a glimpse of angelfish and eels amid the rock and corals. The gentle waves and warm sun of the northern Caribbean provide a beautiful scene to explore by boat or on land.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 2 Reviews

  • Memories That Will Last A Lifetime: The Summer I Decided To Take A Chance On A New Adventure
    5.0
    02/21/18

    Unlike previous summers, this year I decided that instead of being a lazy couch potato who sat around all day eating junk food and watching tv, I wanted to take an adventure of a lifetime. So, I signed up as a crew member for a 12 day sailing program

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Most amazing trip of my life
    5.0
    01/11/18

    This trip truly changed my life! The places we went were so amazing and I loved getting to meet and become close with so many new people. Living on the boat with 12 people that I had never met before was one of the most fun things I have ever experienced.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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